Milky white sands stretching miles beyond what the human eye can see, engulfed by the crashing sea waters - the Ocean State certainly does live up to its name. Although it is the smallest of all the US states, there is so much unexplored land in the forms of abandoned caves and mysterious coves waiting for you to uncover its’ treasures.
Satisfy your wanderlust urges with 5 of these HomeAway and Vrbo vacation rentals. Whether you’re seeking new thrills or serene peace, we’ve got you covered!
Nestled on the sparkling waters of Goat Island Marina on Dock S, this unassuming little yacht can house up to six people. Get your sails up - we’re setting off! Upon stepping into the main salon of the yacht, you are greeted by a comfortable sight of cushy sofas and a flat screen TV with internet access. That means you can still catch your favourite shows even when you’re on the high seas!
We booked all 3 rooms (and had the Yacht to ourselves) with our family for a Christmas Newport experience. After touring the Mansions, shopping and dinner, we headed back to the Yacht and enjoyed the evening with card games, snacks and wine in the main salon. We awoke to a wonderful smell of Jean’s delicious blueberry scones and quiche! It was truly a memory we will never forget! Thank you Jean and Dave for your gracious hospitality. Merry Christmas from our family to yours. Jill, Pete and family XO Jill Radzwillas
Bed & Breakfast on Water
Address: Newport Harbor (see map)
Price: from 299 USD
Number of Guests: 6
When dusk settles around this cabin, it seems to shroud this cabin with a layer of secrecy - but go beyond this mysterious facade, and you will find yourself in one of the most homely abodes in the middle of the woods. Adorned with many vintage trinkets, the room is dyed with warm tones from the moment you step inside. Explore the hosts’ personal collection of books lying in wait at every turn you make. The ocsillating fan may be old, but you can count on it to cool you down on a hot summer day! Head over to the TV room, where a toasty little fireplace is waiting for you. Spend the cold winter evenings snuggled up in your favourite wooly socks while watching the latest reruns of Harry Potter - back to Hogwarts, everyone! Wake up to the breathtaking views of flora and fauna right outside of your room - you may even catch a glimpse of the well at the corner of your eye that’s totally safe for consumption. The autumnal tones of the room imitates the colors of fallen maple leaves, creating the perfect atmosphere for you to fall asleep in.
Address: Wickford (see map)
Price: from 399 USD
Number of Guests: 6
Welcome to the home of the elves, right here in the beautiful neighborhood of Gaspee Plateau. Decorated with graceful woodland ornaments, the morning sun casts a soft glow onto the natural environment of the apartment. Spend your serene mornings by the wide panel windows, with a cup of homemade tea. Whip up a quick sandwich with the toaster oven, and your simple morning here is set. If you feel the sleep monster catching up to you, take a snooze on the long sofa with the curtains drawn. Basked in the radiance of the afternoon sun, fall asleep while dreaming of traversing across Middle-earth with your elven companions. Rest up on the double bed lined with patchwork quilt at the end of a long day. With burgundy tones of plum and wine red all around you, it dyes the room with a soothing darkness when night time comes around.
Address: Gaspee Plateau (see map)
Price: from 79 USD
Number of Guests: 2
Jump into The Ship’s Cabin here in central Newport, where a short walk will take you downtown and to the harbor. If you’re looking for a short getaway just for the weekend, book a short stay here - the abundance of good restaurants amongst ancient mansions will leave you wanting for more! Equipped with basic kitchen amenities, brew your morning coffee how you like it with the coffee machine available. Alternatively, heat up last night’s leftovers if you would like to save on some extra cash for last minute shopping. If you are craving for your weekly dose of Stay-In Saturday night movies, fret not as there is a 48" flat screen TV for your viewing pleasure. Lounge on the huge sofa with your partner for a relaxing evening indoors. Rest up on your luxurious king-sized bed after exploring your new neighborhood. Embellished with twinkly fairy lights, they cast a dreamy illumination around your room in case the natural lighting outdoors falls short.
Address: Candeller Ave (see map)
Price: from 227 USD
Number of Guests: 2
Buried in the midst of beach sands is this hidden gem by the Wuskenau Town Beach. Leave all your bulky beach equipment back at home - beach chairs, umbrellas, beach blankets and boogie boards are all provided for you during your stay! Featuring a well-furnished interior, this cottage can house up to four people with tons of space for everyone. If the kids are tired from the long trip here, put them to sleep on the sleeper sofa while you unpack your belongings. If you’re looking for something a little different, head outdoors and grill up your favourite dishes by the natural gas grill for a touch of wilderness in your homemade dinner. When night falls, enjoy the peace and quiet of nature without disturbances in the screened-in deck. With a daybed sofa that unfolds into a comfortable king-sized bed, you can rest in the embrace of Mother Nature as well. If you’re not used to sleeping outside, head into the comforts of your cozy bedroom with a bed for two and an en suite bathroom for your convenience.
Address: Pine Lodge Village (see map)
Price: from 152 USD
Number of Guests: 4
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Live out your dream of being a swashbucklin’ pirate here in Rhode Island. With a plethora of uncharted seas and unexplored land, you may go back home with your own stories to tell! In the meantime make your own stories in these HomeAway and VRBO vacation rentals!
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